Women’s Golf Places Fourth at MWCGA State Championship

Posted on April 24th, 2005 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s golf team compiled a 36-hole score of 343-334–677 to place fourth out of 13 teams at the Minnesota Women’s Collegiate Golf Association State Championship. The championship was played on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minn. Minnesota State University, Mankato won the championship with a score of 328-313–641.

Junior Kelli Groff (Bloomington, Minn.) and head coach Scott Moe received honors at the state championship. Groff placed ninth overall and led the Gusties with a score of 81-82–163, her lowest 36-hole total this spring. The junior earned All-State honors by placing in the top ten of the tournament.

Head coach Scott Moe was named the Women’s Coach of the Year for the first time of his career. Moe is in his second season as the head women’s golf coach. He is also the head men’s golf coach at Gustavus. He has been named the Men’s MIAC Coach of the Year four times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004). Moe has also been named the Men’s Golf Coaches Association of America’s District Five Coach of the Year five times (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2001-02, 2003-04).

Gustavus’ Kelsey Getz (Senior, Mendota Heights, Minn.), Breanne Staples (Sophomore, Windom, Minn.) and Steph Polzin (Senior, Mankato, Minn.) finished in the top 20 at the state championships. Getz placed 13th with a score of 89-80–169, Staples tied for 14th place with a score of 87-83–170, and Polzin tied for 16th place with a score of 82-89-171. Southwest Minnesota State University’s Jackie Schultz earned individual medalist honors with a score of 79-77–156.

The Gusties must now wait to see if they will be selected to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships. The national meet will take place on May 10-13 at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Gustavus Individual Scores
9th Kelli Groff 81-82–163 +19
13th Kelsey Getz 89-80–169 +25
t-14th Breanne Staples 87-83–170 +26
t-16th Steph Polzin 82-89–171 +27
t-21st Rachel Roberg 86-89–175 +31
Alana Reetz 93-90–183 +39 44th

Final Team Results
1 Minnesota State, Mankato 328 313 641 +65
2 University of St. Thomas 334 327 661 +85
3 Southwest Minnesota State Univ 335 335 670 +94
4 Gustavus Adolphus College 343 334 677 +101
5 St. Cloud State University 356 347 703 +127
6 College of St. Benedict 371 341 712 +136
7 Winona State University 372 348 720 +144
8 St. Olaf College 375 357 732 +156
9 Carleton College 374 361 735 +159
10 Augsburg College 382 368 750 +174
11 Minnesota State, Moorhead 397 368 765 +189
12 St. Mary’s University 403 400 803 +227
13 Macalester College 420 401 821 +245
Concordia-Moorhead dnc dnc DNF
Concordia-St. Paul dnc dnc DNF
Univ of Minnesota-Crookston dnc dnc DNF

Complete Results

 

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